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|44 min 36 sec ago||Not Going Well...||
How did they lose a game?
I think the premature labelling of Urban Meyer as "an overrated tool" probably is what sent this thread spiralling downward from the beginning.
|1 hour 36 min ago||This Year...||
This year, it's in the Cloud. More to the point, it is in the Cloud which will cover the southwest portion of Defiance, Ohio on June 3rd from 2 PM to 3 PM.
In all seriousness though, the Kickstarter probably should have been out, even done by now so my assumption is that this might be done via different means perhaps this year. I know it is being written as we type from the passing references to its progress on MGoTwitter.
|2 hours 16 min ago||Taking Stock...||
I mean, you unceremoniously grab a trophy from Archie Griffin, you openly compare yourself to Tom Brady in an interview when you have exactly zero games on your NFL resume to date, and mix that with some other incidents and yeah, there might be a solid case there for questioning the actual leadership abilities of a certain quarterback.
|7 hours 49 min ago||Good Luck To Him...||
I was hoping Ojemudia would get a shot with someone - it was such a shame when he was injured during the Maryland game because I think he was well on his way to having an excellent season and probably finding his way into the Draft proper. All the same, excellent pickup for the Ravens, in my opinion, and nice to see Michigan players playing for, well, another Harbaugh.
|7 hours 55 min ago||Starting Off Right...||
Non-story but posting anyway - SEC shill ESPN subtly digging at Harbaugh....
Usually, I don't like to start my day with Mod Sticky stuff, but yeah, this one wasn't going well.
|18 hours 38 min ago||Down By Me...||
You definitely don't see them here in southeastern Michigan much if at all, and indeed it is raining tonight, so sadly looking up will only produce a wet sensation.
Of course, by me, you have enough light pollution from Detroit Metro Airport that observing anything in the sky is an iffy proposition. We've got a telescope but we almost need to go out to the Metroparks near us to get detailed observations.
|19 hours 5 min ago||Good News...||
More good news for Wolverines is always nice to hear.
At least for me, expectations were very tempered for this draft when it comes to Michigan, but there have been a couple pleasant surprises - two of them involving the Lions, which works for me - so between that and seeing more guys find some homes as free agents, I think we can walk away pleased given what I think the baseline expectations were.
|20 hours 33 min ago||Their Draft...||
Cleveland's draft was interesting, to say the least, especially - what was it - four receivers and a tight end, with most of that occurring in the fifth round. Working from memory there, so I could be wrong, but that's what I recall.
Although, I suppose reputation has its disadvantages - Corey Coleman looked as if he was being sentenced to Cleveland. Perhaps he already knew by showtime, but he seemed introspective about the prospect.
|22 hours 41 min ago||I Like This...||
The Rudock pick definitely helps and it is another position where the Lions need some depth, but I will say that even though it is young yet, I am liking the Bob Quinn era so far. I think that the Lions have done what I hoped they would do and got this mostly right by going with needs and skipping the whole "best player available" philosophy.
|23 hours 27 min ago||Ah, Adidas...||
I realize that this is probably standard contract verbiage, particularly when it comes to transitions, but I knew we could definitely count on Adidas to be with us until July 31st at 11:59:59 PM - it seemed like the only end to this particular chapter that would be allowed for some reason.
|1 day 1 hour ago||About This...||
Happy to see WIllie Henry go to a team that could use him rather quickly in a system that should suit his talents well.
Like others here, I still kind of wish he would have been able to hang out one more year in Ann Arbor, but I think he'll do well at the next level all the same.
|1 day 2 hours ago||As Well As...||
|1 day 5 hours ago||I'll Leave This Here...||
...and continue my mini-blitz from Twitter.
|1 day 8 hours ago||Now, Now...||
The NFL Draft threads are a place where all of us can be happy or sad regardless of team affiliation, and I am happy to see a Wolverine drafted and happy to see that he will be only travelling up the road to Allen Park to report to practice this summer. Congratulations to Graham.
Let's remember that at least most of us are united in our hatred of Roger Goodell and run with that.
|1 day 19 hours ago||Ragland To Buffalo...||
I like that Ragland seemed so excited to go to Buffalo that he stayed tuned into whatever conversation he was having on the phone. Not quite as bad as Corey Coleman last night, who when drafted by Cleveland looked at the stage as if Goodell had just pronounced sentence for something.
|1 day 22 hours ago||That Shirt...||
I will say that this shirt has not deterred my kids from asking why Michigan does not have a mascot, even though they can clearly see on the shirt why it might be an unfortuante idea and more trouble than it is worth. I think that now - at nearly 10 and 9 years of age - I can try to explain my general horror at the mere mention of a mascot.
|2 days 49 min ago||Very Nice...||
+1 for well-executed MST3K reference.
That reminds me, the kids have not seen "Eegah" yet, although that will have to come after Michigan baseball this weekend as we'll be stopping by to catch the action as well.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Good Article...||
"It’s truly astounding the number of awful things that occur in this world because men are afraid of appearing weak."
It's awesome that this was in a very large typeface in the article because it is true, in my own estimation. One thing that I personally cannot stand is when people still say things or even justify things in the "boys will be boys" way because it tells me that - first and foremost - your opinion of those boys is alarmingly low anyway (or your expectations for them are low), and more to the point, in your mind there is some distinction between "male" behavior and, say, "being a civil human being".
It's very easy to have the "boys will be boys" gripe at events with other fathers, come to think of it, when your shirt has Rainbow Dash on it. At least they know you're sincere in your disgust.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Poor Hugh...||
High Freeze has had a bad stretch here - the satellite camp ban was rescinded so now he has to tear himself away from family activities to earn a few million per year then one of his players shows off some engineering acumen with a gas mask bong then admits that perhaps he did take some money from someone. I certainly don't blame Hugh for being a little defensive about the things for which we may be able to blame him in part - that's part of being a forever aggrieved SEC coach / executive / fan / financier / insert occupation.
I hope more things come out about Ole Miss honestly. This is fun.
|2 days 6 hours ago||Cool Story Indeed...||
It was the very end of the visit and we were sitting down with Coach Beilein and he said ‘what would be your interest level be if I offered you a scholarship?’ I said 10 out of 10! And then he said ‘how would you feel if I offered you a scholarship?’, and I said good! Coach Beilein then stood up and said ‘I’d like to offer you a full scholarship to U of M’, and shook my hand.
While I personally tend to glaze over the background stories that go with recruiting, it is fun to stop and read one now and again. I read Cain's just now and I thought that was actually kind of a fun way to introduce the offer on the part of Beilein, and the praise for Beilein as a person is always great to read no matter what you might think about the state of the program.
|2 days 8 hours ago||Sadly...||
Sadly, it is a very subdued Friday at home - we lost one of our cats yesterday to what they believe is hepatic lipidosis, which is where fat begins to metabolize and collect in the liver and it can lead to failure, as it did in this case. She was a good cat and she will be missed by us and her furry friends in the house. Yesterday afternoon was rough, especially the part where we explained this to the kids (Ariel died a little after noon, so they were at school).
On a brighter note, the satellite camp ban being removed is definitely the headline of the week, and good on the NCAA Board Of Directors for once. I can't wait to see what the next round of "Harbaugh vs. SEC" one of these days.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Interesting Development...||
The way the NCAA seems to normally operate, they are going to be so mad at Tulane when they come across this tweet and somehow leave Ole Miss relatively unscathed.
In all seriousness, it will be interesting to see if they do come knocking at the door of Ole Miss again, even possibly opening a branch office on their campus. They weren't using those empty cubicles in the athletic dpartment's offices anyway.
|2 days 17 hours ago||I think the backflips would||
I think the backflips would kill me without even needing to worry about the field being raised. My back and lower legs hurt from that GIF and I do remember the cheerleaders doing backflips at games I was at as a kid.
As for the drinking, that might have been the original "Game Day Thread" going in that section there. It certainly is equipped correctly.
|2 days 19 hours ago||Victory...||
It is indeed an awesome victory to behold.
I kind of imagine the SEC and ACC as Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget where, at the end of every episode, you would hear, "I'll get you next time, Gadget! Next time!" - I am sure their plan to make sure that spring practices cannot be held in areas zoned medium industrial will be laid out to the Rules Committee soon enough.
They fought the Jim and the Jim won.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Not Before...||
....but this was not before a lot of kids started in with lines like
"Pease pudding and saveloys
What next is the question?
Rich gentlemen have it, boys -
|2 days 23 hours ago||Wait A Minute...||
We continue to believe football recruiting is primarily an activity best-focused in high schools during the established recruiting calendar, which has provided opportunities for football prospective student-athletes from all across the country to obtain broad national access and exposure but with appropriate guidance from high school coaches, teachers and advisers that focuses on both their academic and athletic opportunities as they decide where they will play college football. - Greg Sankey on the ban reversal
Wait, wait.....so what was the problem you had with camps again, Greg? I mean, other than the fact that your conference had a lame rule and you believed that it best suit your conference if everyone had the same lame rule....and that whole "protect the cartel" thing?
|3 days 1 hour ago||Good News Indeed...||
Good news indeed. The biggest fear I had was that the Board Of Directors - normally a rubber stamp type of crowd - would let this one slide. Glad to see that this was not the case.
Now, the big question - what will the SEC and ACC find wrong with the world next? If I had to guess, Sankey and Swofford are going to take on the rising tide of bagels served at team events. Something has to give here, right?
|3 days 3 hours ago||About That...||
As there is already a Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, this would then make Detroit's version the Quicken Loans Arena West Annex or something along those lines, and in keeping with something Darker Blue mentioned, the concession for People Who Like To Take Big Shits will be on the west side of the lower mezzanine between the upper and lower bowls. That's a guess, of course.
In all seriousness though, this is not the name I would have liked, but as I am not the one who is writing checks to build the place, I will find a way to process it somehow. I still say resurrecting "Olympia" might have been cool.
|3 days 8 hours ago||Ah Yes....||
Maryland during the Joe Krivak years was.....exactly that.
The first game my parents took me to see at Michigan Stadium was actually the 1985 Michigan Maryland game, while the Terrapins were coached by Bobby Ross, of all people. Who knew he'd show up in Metro Detroit again - this time for a slightly longer period - around a decade later?
|3 days 9 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, the weird thing about Dark Lord Day is that you want to bring the Dark Lord flowers or perhaps some donuts or bagels for the entire workgroup, but you can't quite bring yourself to do it because perhaps that will be seen as weakness and you will be dealt with appropriately, usually with a spell that turns you into something quite useless, much in line with the Dark Lord's view of you.